Welcome to the Rietveld Mulch* Lectures / Events page. Here we collect lectures, talks and events that deal with the topic of funding your artistic work. 


[*In a garden, 'mulch' is used as a layer of material to cover, protect and feed the soil. For us 'Mulch' stands for the many interconnected layers that support the development of an art and design practice.]

Talks as part of Rietveld Mulch Baking and Writing Workshop

On 8, 9 & 10 March 2023 the Rietveld Mulch team hosted baking and writing workshops. Following the rhythms of baking bread, they playfully explored fund writing, cv compiling and biography building taking place between daily routines. Before each workshop, there was a talk about funding routines for artistic practices. You can watch the videos of these talks here on this page.

This talk by submerging artist Philipp Shueller took place on 8 March 2023

This talk by artist and researcher Urok Shirhan took place on 9 March 2023.  

This talk by writer and post-conceptual artist Alina Lupu took place on 10 March 2023.

Life After Sandberg

The symposium is an event, where the Master students can have discussions and conversations around the possibilities they have after they graduate. We will discuss legal procedures around visa applications and setting up your own freelance practice? How to organise yourselves either around an art space or by applying to residency programmes? And how to find money to fund your projects?

Look out for upcoming events on Sandberg website

Get a Grand Events

Since 2015, the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Mondriaan Fund have jointly organized Get a Grant events. With these meetings we want to inform (just) starting artists and designers, students and alumni about the subsidy possibilities of both funds.

Look out for upcoming events on Modnriaan Fund's or Stimuleringsfond's website. 


Speeddates AFK

Do you have an idea for a creative project or cultural programme and want to know whether you are eligible for a subsidy from the AFK? Then come to the Speeddates AFK. We orginise per different neigbourhood in Amterdam.

Our cultural explorers, together with AFK staff members, are ready for all your questions and would love to brainstorm with you about your project. Are you interested in a 15-minute speed date with one of the AFK Culture Explorers? 

Look out for upcoming events on AFK website or Instagram